We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“"Entertaining" food”
Review of Bistro 1800 - CLOSED

Bistro 1800
Price range: $10 - $70
Cuisines: Steakhouse, International, Grill
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We offer a range of succulent signature steaks, delectable meat dishes and shellfish. Our grill prepares our meat at a temperature of 1800° Fahrenheit. The result is moist, tender, melt-in-your-mouth steak, accompanied by a wide variety of mouth-watering sauces from around the world.With a stylish and contemporary feel, Bistro 1800 boasts a culinary offering, rich with international flavours and attracts local businessmen and professionals and other discerning restaurant goers in search of a refined, consistent and high quality offering.Whilst the Head Chef selects only the freshest seafood, meat is the star of the show at Bistro 1800 . Owner, Paschal Phelan, brings with him many years of experience in the meat industry in Ireland and, under his direction, his team ensures the best quality by inspecting suppliers' farms to maintain the highest standard of their meat offering.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I attended Bistro 1800 on a Friday with my parents for a birthday dinner. Lucky for us, the Chef performs on a Friday evening. What a treat! Amazing food and wonderful singing as well. This singing chef performs all the great hits and a few guitar solos as well. If that was not enough, a gentleman named Ivor performed with a voice that belongs on an opera stage.

The staff were very professional, yet friendly enough to make you feel at home. The cocktails were yummy.

The food was superb. The meat was cooked to perfection. The flavours were spectacular. I'm sure the dessert menu was designed for women, absolutely irresistible desserts to end an awesome experience.

I don't think I've ever closed my eyes and made "hmmm" sounds while eating before. I will definitely be back for more, especially on a Friday evening!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Cadine W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
George S, Manager at Bistro 1800, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Good Morning Cadine

Thank you for taking the time out to review our restaurant

We at Bistro 1800 strive to give our guests a memorable experience and always try to improve our standards on a daily basis. it is always pleasing to hear that we met the guest's expectations

Hoping to welcome you back soon

George Sakulias
Food & Beverage Manager
Bistro 1800

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (93)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

36 - 40 of 93 reviews

Reviewed October 22, 2013

I returned to Cape Town this past weekend and had to ensure that a trip to 1800 was on my to do list. Not only are ALL the staff (from hostess to chef) all super friendly, but the food is to die for! On arrival I was greeted like a long lost friend and along with our party taken to a table near the back. This provided a nice view of the restaurant and of the eclectic singer (who happens to also be a chef!) who provided us with some sultry sounds throughout dinner. I had the Lamb Shank and can recommend it to anyone who loves a rich, hearty and filling meal. The garlic mash made the perfect partner to meat that simply fell off the bone. Our waiter was superb - glasses never went empty, suggestions of meals and beverages were forthcoming and the entire atmosphere was superb! Due to the fact that I had no space left for dessert, I returned on Monday afternoon and delighted in a Berry Crème Brulee that was divine!! Overall, a stunning foodie experience - and a restaurant I will always return to when I visit Cape Town!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Chelle B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
George S, Manager at Bistro 1800, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Good Morning Chelle B

Thank you for taking the time out to review our restaurant.

We at Bistro 1800 strive to give our guests a memorable experience and always continue to improve our standards on a daily basis. It's pleasing to hear that we met the guest's expectations

Hoping to welcome you back soon

Regards

George Sakulias
F & B Manager
Bistro 1800

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I recently had dinner at the 1800 Bistro at the Cape Royal in Cape Town. The food was exceptional, the service was even better.
What really struck me was how friendly the staff was. Service is one thing, there are a handful of restaurants that deliver great food, without error and with a smile on their faces...but not many that do all that while engaging with guests and making them feel like they are in the company of friends.
I wouldn't hesitate to eat there alone. Only one complaint. The 1800 Bistro has spoiled steaks for me at any other establishment. Too good to beat!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Kyle-Peter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
George S, Manager at Bistro 1800, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Good Morning Kyle-Peter

Thank you for taking the time out to review our restaurant.

We at Bistro 1800 strive to give our guests a memorable experience and always continue to improve our standards on a daily basis. It's pleasing to hear that we met the guest's expectations

Hoping to welcome you back soon

Regards

George Sakulias
F & B Manager
Bistro 1800

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I had the honour of eating in this restaurant. I had a Tuna Steak medium rare. It was excellent and brillianlty and excecuted by George the Food and Beverage manager donned in his chef's uniform.

The service, was sublime, the company stimulating and relaxed.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who would like to experience and excellent meal in Cape Town.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Andre S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
George S, Manager at Bistro 1800, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Good Morning Andre Steyn

Thank you for taking the time out to review our restaurant.

We at Bistro 1800 strive to give our guests a memorable experience and always continue to improve our standards on a daily basis. It's pleasing to hear that we met the guest's expectations

Hoping to welcome you back soon

Regards

George Sakulias
F & B Manager
Bistro 1800

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have had many great dinners & lunches at 1800. One that stands out was our anniversary recently. My Husband planned an anniversary dinner for a group of 12 of our closest family & friends a little while back. i was blown away by the exceptional service. The staff were friendly, polite, made sure we always had what we needed. It was also impressive how knowledgeable they were about the food. they went out of their way for our special evening. The food was outstanding. every person at the table had delicious food.
We really were spoilt & had a wonderful evening. Highly recommended!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Carmen K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
George S, Manager at Bistro 1800, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2013

Good Morning

Thank you for taking the time out to review our restaurant

We at Bistro 1800 strive to give our guests a memorable experience and always try to improve our standards on a daily basis. it is always pleasing to hear that we met the guest's expectations

Hoping to welcome you back soon

George Sakulias
Food & Beverage Manager
Bistro 1800

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bistro 1800 also viewed

Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
Cape Town Central, Cape Town
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing